Mitch Albom Net Worth
Mitch Albom is a best-selling author, screenwriter, journalist, broadcaster and musician known for writing the Tuesdays with Morrie books and others like For One More Day and The Time Keeper. Additionally he wrote musical The Baseball Song as well as autobiography Finding Chika. Albom has been married to Janine Sabino since 1995 and they share two children; additionally he donates generously to various charitable causes.
Albom, born in Passaic, New Jersey to Rhoda and Ira Albom, earned an estimated net worth of $10 Million through various careers and ventures. After attending Brandeis University for his bachelor’s degree and Columbia University for a master’s in journalism respectively, he began writing sports columns for GEO Magazine and Sports Illustrated before shifting into journalism with The Philadelphia Inquirer and Detroit Free Press where he covered Olympic events abroad.
In 1987, he joined WLLZ-Detroit as a radio personality and host of his own weekend sports talk show. From there on out, until 1996 when he switched over to WJR and currently hosts five days per week general talk show covering entertainment, writing and current affairs that is also broadcast live on MSNBC and has been named Detroit’s top afternoon talk show by voters.
Mitch Albom is widely known for his writing, but is also an accomplished pianist and singer-songwriter who has performed at venues all around the world. Additionally, his TV and radio writing has included appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Early Show, Dr Phil, The View and Larry King Live; additionally he has written articles for magazines as well as penning The Baseball Song musical.
Tuesdays with Morrie was Albom’s breakthrough novel that brought him international renown. Based on conversations he had with Morrie Schwartz, an associate sociology professor from Brandeis University who was dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease commonly referred to as ALS, Albom felt guilty that they hadn’t kept in contact after seeing an interview of Schwartz on Nightline with Ted Koppel in 1995 and felt responsible. So he made contact and visited Schwartz every Tuesday – eventually having lengthy and often emotional conversations about life and death which produced his best-selling best book to date – now called Tuesdays with Morrie!
Mitch Albom is known for his accomplishments in entertainment as well as being a passionate philanthropist, having established seven separate charitable organizations dedicated to mental health, youth education and encouraging healthy lifestyles. His contributions have won him multiple awards and accolades over his lifetime and continue to inspire people worldwide. Based out of Detroit with two children of his own living at home – as well as enjoying playing golf as a passion.